Discount grocer Aldi continues to expand its footprint across the United States with plans to open approximately 100 new stories in key regions from coast-to-coast.
On the radar for the supermarket chain is a spate of new stores with a focus on Arizona, California, Florida and the Northeast. Additionally, the company will also open its 26th regional headquarters and distribution center.
Located in Loxley, Ala., the 564,000-square-foot facility is the company’s sixth distribution center in the southern U.S. and will be equipped to service up to 100 stores in Alabama, Southern Georgia, Mississippi, the Florida Panhandle and Louisiana.
With the distribution center in place, Aldi plans to open as many as 35 new Gulf Coast-area stores by the end of 2022, with the first two stores in Tallahassee, Fla., slated to open later this year.
Also, the retailer will further expand its eCommerce offering throughout the year. Aldi will add Curbside Grocery Pickup service to 500 additional stores by the end of the year, bringing the total number of curbside locations to more than 1,200.
“We’re incredibly proud to continue growing in all aspects of our business, from opening new stores to enhancing our eCommerce offerings, especially in light of the challenges businesses have faced in the last year,” said Jason Hart, CEO, ALDI U.S. “Our commitment to our shoppers, new and existing, is the same — we will do everything in our power to offer the lowest possible prices every day.”